Since I'm not a material engineer, not really sure what to look for when choosing an armor ? What stats do I focus on ?
I.e. I know to look at cost and density, and usually yield strength and tensile strength, but when I want an anti sandblaster armor, what do I look for ? Youngs Modulus ? Shear modulus ? Poisson Ratio ? Do i care about the specific heat ?
And if I'm making an anti laser armor, do I care more about melting point than thermal conductivity ?